International Thüringen Rundfahrt
Stage 1: Schleusingen - Stage Details

ORICA-AIS began their campaign for the overall victory at Thüringen Rundfahrt in a winning way as Emma Johansson outsprinted Lizzie Armitstead (Boels Dolmans) and Ellen van Dijk (Specialized-lululemon) for the stage one victory. Johansson, winner of the German tour in 2011, banked bonus seconds at both intermediate sprints and the finish to pull on the race leader’s yellow jersey in Schleusingen.

“Our strategy today was built around Emma. We’re here for the overall, and we wanted to start with a bang by putting Emma up for the win. The uphill finish today suited Emma down to the ground.” - Sport Director Dave McPartland

“It’s nice to come back and win right away. The team backed me up so well. I’m happy to pull it off for them and for myself, as well. We worked hard together for this.” - Emma Johansson

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS 1:43:28
2 Elisabeth Armitstead (GBr) - Boels Dolmans ST
3 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) - Rabobank Women ST
4 Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) - Specialized lululemon ST
5 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) - Be Pink 0:00:02
6 Charlotte Becker (Ger) - Wiggle Honda ST
7 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) - Hitec Products UCK ST
8 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) - Mcipollini Giordana ST
9 Anna Van der Breggen (Ned) - Sengers Ladies ST
10 Cecile Johnsen (Nor) - Hitec Products UCK ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS 1:43:28
11 Amanda Spratt (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:07
28 Shara Gillow (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
49 Loes Gunnwijk (Ned) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:18
73 Jessie MacLean (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:10:03
82 Annette Edmondson (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:13:55